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Commission will consider shelter funding

Published 3:06pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Commissioner Heedy Hayes made a motion to hold a public hearing Jan. 28 to invite the legislative delegation to the meeting with commissioner Tim Mims seconding the motion. The rest of the commissioners voted in favor of holding the public hearing.

Caton said no one on the commission was against the humane society reminding Missildine they are limited on funds.

Missildine told commissioners they were welcome to attend a humane society board meeting Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

Shine Popwell addressed commissioners with concerns about headstones that were damaged and destroyed in the Zion Ridge/Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on County Road 49.

Popwell said the cemetery needs some sort of protection from vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed before nearing the cemetery.

“People who may not know that road very well don’t know there is a curve,” Popwell said. “I am hesitant to replace the damage that was done to the headstones my family owns for fear they will be damaged again by another driver.”

Caton suggested county engineer Tony Wearren take a look at the problem and see what solution he would suggest.

In other business, the commission:

•Unanimously voted to fully re-instate Carlee Ellison’s position with the road department.

•Granted permission to Wearren to submit a letter to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) stating Chilton County would like to be a part of the Rural Assistance Match Program (RAMP). The program will further assist cites and counties with transportation infrastructure needs.

•Voted to reschedule a work session scheduled Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. The meeting had previously been scheduled for Jan. 7 but commissioners voted to change the date of the meeting.

•Approved Jackson to sign a response letter to a writ of garnishment from the Alabama Department of Revenue that was sent to the commission stating that if the commission owed money to the Clanton Hospital LLC to pay it to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Jackson asked permission to file a report stating the commission does not owe the hospital any money.

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